His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued decision No. 36 of 2012 concerning the ‘advance passenger information’ fee on travelers coming to UAE through air ports.
As per the decision, an amount of AED five, named ‘advance passenger information fee,’ shall be charged on passengers before their arrival to the UAE and upon issuing a ticket, regardless of the place of purchase or issuance of the ticket.
The decision, published in the official gazette, exempts children under the age of two years, plane crew and transit passengers continuing to a third destination within 12 hours.
The decision shall take effect on April 1st, 2013, three months as of the date of its issuance on 31st December 2012.